Archive for the ‘foreign language’ category

A World of Foreign Language Greetings Just a Click Away

February 22nd, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, February 22, 2014, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Jennifer’s Language Page

 

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

The goal of this website is to teach people how to say words and phrases in every language of the world! When you get to the site just click on the menu item that interests you and find out how to say:

  • “Hello” in more than 800 languages
  • “Thank you” in more than 500 languages
  • “Goodbye” in more than 450 languages
  • “How are you?” in more than 425 languages
  • “What is your name?” in more than 330 languages
  • “My name is…” in more than 275 languages
  • “Welcome” in more than 325 languages
  • “Good morning” in more than 250 languages
  • “Good afternoon” in more than 160 languages
  • “Good evening” in more than 230 languages
  • “Good night” in more than 225 languages
  • “Please” in more than 270 languages
  • “I don’t understand” in more than 255 languages
  • “Do you speak English?” in more than 215 languages
  • “Yes” in more than 550 languages
  • “No” in more than 520 languages

 

The translations are all in text. This is a terrific resource site that offers a fun way to introduce languages of the world.

Fun Foreign Language Interactives!

September 21st, 2013

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 21, 2013 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Digital Dialects

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

This website offers a variety of interactive online games that help foreign language learners acquire basic language skills in a relaxed and fun way. Audio files have been incorporated into some of the animations so you can hear the correct pronunciation of the words and sentences.

As explained at the website, you’ll find “The world’s major languages, with a cross-section of languages from diverse regions,” represented including:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch/Dutch Advanced
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French/French Advanced/French Geography
  • German/German Advanced/German Geography
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian/Italian Advanced
  • Japanese
  • Maori
  • Norwegian
  • Polish/Polish Advanced
  • Portuguese – European & Brazilian
  • Russian/Russian – Advanced
  • Spanish/Spanish Advanced/Spanish Geography
  • Swahili
  • Turkish/Turkish – Advanced
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • And many more!

When you get to the site just click on the language of choice. A new page opens with a selection of games. Some languages have more than others and the menu may include:

  • Animals
  • Clothing
  • Colors
  • Days and Months
  • Food
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Numbers
  • Phrases & Greetings
  • Units of Time
  • Verbs
  • Verb Conjugation
  • Vocabulary

Geography games that help familiarize learners with the locations of cities in countries are included for just a few of the major languages.

This is a terrific educational tool to enhance learning foreign languages.

Learn Latin, Greek, Hebrew & More!

April 13th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Saturday, April 13, 2013 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended website:

Evan Der Millner’s Latinum 

Age Range: 11 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This site offers a complete audio course for classical Latin that follows a textbook by George Adler. The website owner recorded himself reading the course material aloud, and you can listen to the audios on his YouTube channel.

Most of the texts he used for the recordings can be downloaded (pdf) for free at the website as well.

In addition to Latin, you’ll find similar resources for learning Hebrew, Greek, French, and English.

Again, all of the materials are presented for free, although a donation is politely requested.

This website is not  particularly user-friendly. It takes some time to click your way around to find the links to the freebies. They are interspersed with links to materials that are for sale. 

The website owner offers all of the course materials for the various language courses on DVD for a fee. Perhaps he hopes you’ll get frustrated trying to find the freebies and simply purchase the DVD.  (LOL.) 

Anyway, a little patience pays off, and you’ll be able to access the free language lessons, as well as lessons in handwriting and math!

Because of the way this site is organized, parents (as always) should preview the materials and supervise all Internet activity.

Foreign Language Learning Games

March 16th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Saturday, March 16, 2013 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Digital Dialects

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

This website offers a variety of interactive online games that help foreign language learners acquire basic language skills in a relaxed and fun way. Audio files have been incorporated into some of the animations so you can hear the correct pronunciation of the words and sentences.

As explained at the website, you’ll find “The world’s major languages, with a cross-section of languages from diverse regions,” represented including:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Gree
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Maori
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • And many more!

When you get to the site just click on the language of choice. A new page opens with a selection of games. Some languages have more than others and the menu may include:

  • Animals
  • Clothing
  • Colors
  • Days and Months
  • Food
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Numbers
  • Phrases & Greetings
  • Units of Time
  • Verbs
  • Verb Conjugation
  • Vocabulary

Geography games that help familiarize learners with the locations of cities in countries are included for just a few of the major languages.

This is a terrific educational tool to enhance learning foreign languages.

Foreign Language Hangman, Wordsearch & Crosswords!

January 5th, 2013

Hi! It’s Saturday, January 5, 2013 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Language Games

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision; ability to read required)

This ad-supported website offers the opportunity to play online interactive Wordsearch, Crosswords, and Hangman games in a variety of foreign languages to help students learn and practice the language of their choice.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction followed by the titles of the three games. Select the language you want to use including:

  • English
  • Espanol (Spanish)
  • Francaise (French)
  • Deutch (German)
  • Italiano (Italian)

Click on the language of choice, and a new page opens where you can play the game. Each game page offers a menu of topics to select from such as:

  • Animals
  • Furniture
  • Transportation
  • Clothes
  • Family
  • The Body
  • Colors
  • Weather
  • Flowers
  • Sports
  • And More!

Select a topic, and the program will automatically generate words in that category to use when playing the game.

Depending on your current skill level, these games can be simple or challenging. This is especially true of the crossword puzzles, where you must be able to read and interpret phrases (clues) to come up with the correct word for the puzzle. You can always check the solutions to self-correct.

Sing Holiday Songs in Foreign Languages!

December 10th, 2011

Hi! It’s Saturday, December 10, 2011 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
World Wide Christmas

Singing is a fun way to introduce a foreign language. This website offers dozens of holiday songs and carols in English, Spanish, Latin, French, Italian, and German.

When you get to the site, look for the language you prefer. Below it, you’ll find a menu of songs.  Click on a song and a new screens opens where you’ll see the lyrics to the song. In most cases you’ll be able to watch and listen to a video production of the song as well

If you’d like to get the lyrics to holiday carols in a wider variety of foreign languages including Korean and Japanese, CLICK HERE.  When you get to the site, you can listen to the tune and click on the foreign language flag to see the lyrics in that language. You’ll find a variety of holiday classics such as:

  • Silent Night
  • Joy to the World
  • Deck the Halls
  • Jingle
  • And many more!

 

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